The Weekend

Sunday, July 24, 2011

We have had a pretty good weekend. Nothing to crazy. Which is nice. Friday night I met the kids and Charlie at a place by our house called Prairie House. It is kinda like Cracker Barrel. The best part about it was that mommy was happy to see Savi had decided to wear a different SHIRT:) Now it was still Hello Kitty, but we will take it:) Man when you have 2 kids, you really learn how to eat fast. I think we sat, ate, and left in the time that some people just arrived and sat down. Some people were there when we arrived and still there when we left. lol Just how it goes. But I still love our family outings. After dinner we went and got ice cream. Both kids love that!

Notice all our crayons and stickers to keep everyone entertained!

More recently we got Savannah a twin bed and her bedding came in. So her room is almost complete. Just a few more things. She is doing great sleeping in it. No problems really. And potty training is still going well. She even told me she needed to go when we got ice cream Friday night, so I took her to the bathroom and she was a big girl and went on the adult potty:) I was very proud. Just still working on poo poo. So difficult for a child sometimes.
On Saturday we just relaxed and did some playing outside. I rigged up a baby slide we had and made a pool slide for Savi. She loved it!


Today we have been relaxing so far and about to leave for the grocery store after baby Charlie gets up from his nap. Hope you are having a great Sunday!

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OBSESSED

Friday, July 22, 2011

Have you ever been obsessed with anything?

When I was a freshman/sophomore in highschool, I was obsessed with N'SYNC. Loved them like crazy. Your typical teen crazed fan. My friends and I loved them. We went to like 4 concerts and had a whole wall dedicated to them. I am now (and for sometime) obsessed in a healthy way (I think) with butterflies. I don't have any walls dedicated to them. But I just love them. Anything that has them on it, I generally like it. I have clothes, purses, home decor, etc. with butterflies on it. I of course have a small butterfly tattoo.

About 2 weeks ago my dad (papa for the kids) went to Old Navy and got some bucket hats for baby C and a pink Hello Kitty shirt for Savi. We went on vacation right after he got it for her. We slowly learned on vacation that this was the only shirt she wanted to wear. It was vacation, so we went with it. Who cares, lets just enjoy our time type attitude. We have been home for quite a bit and she is still very obsessed with it:) She wants this shirt ONLY all the time. "My pink shirt, my pink shirt" is what she calls it. lol For the first week, we couldn't even get her to take it off for a bath. I went to Old Navy to buy another Hello Kitty shirt and that did not work. She only wants that one. Small tantrums took place just so we could wash it. In the last few days it has been better. We can explain to her we need to wash it. And baths are being taken regularly. Today she even wore a different pink shirt. Small miracle:) I have no idea why she decided to be obsessed with this shirt. But either way, I'm ready for her to wear some of the other clothes mommy spent money on. It is quite hilarious. Papa however feels pretty good about his shopping skills;)

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Potty Party!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ok, it's been 2 weeks since our potty journey started. I didn't want to write about it to soon and jinx it. BUT I think we are there:) A couple months ago when we tried it, she let us know pretty clearly she was not ready. She would pee in her panties and not care at all.

On July 3rd I was home with the kids by myself. All day Savi was fighting me on wearing a diaper. I finally told her she had two options. Either wear your diaper or I brought out the potty and said or pee in the potty. She happily sat on the potty and nothing. I started having her sit on it every 5 minutes or so and I would count to 30. She had just had some juice a bit ago, so I knew she needed to pee. Somewhere between a screaming baby and 5 minutes I turned around to find she peed in front of the tv. I didn't get angry really I just told her we need to pee pee in the potty. (She didn't have panties on this time. Just running around with no bottoms on.) Again somewhere between hungry baby and 5 minutes she had an accident in front of the fridge. This was minutes after the first accident. We reviewed again the concept and moved on. I pretty much assumed it wasn't happening tonight. I was kinda defeated. A couple minutes later I turn around and Savi had gone and sat on the potty and went pee pee all on her own! I WAS SO PROUD! I made a huge deal about it. You could tell she knew I was proud. She did it again that same night before bed time.


I couldn't go right out to get her something for going potty. So I bought this later that night to give her the next day!
I didn't want to give her her presents right when she woke up. I wanted her to know it was a reward for going potty. So we started working on it first thing the next morning. She went pee pee in the potty very easily. Then low and behold, she went #2 all by herself also. Here she is trying on all new dress up jewelry:)

Since then we are still working on #2. But we pretty much got the pee pee down. Gotta work up to keeping her dry during naps and bedtime. The only thing she does that is confusing is sometimes she is ok with wearing panties. Other times she only wants diapers. BUT she will take the diaper off and still pee pee in the potty. Just her comfort zone I guess. Either way I'm happy we are working on this milestone. This mommy got to buy one less pack of diapers this past weekend:) My wallet is very happy!

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Color Me Mine

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A couple weeks ago we did a girls night at Color Me Mine. It is a paint your pottery type place and then they fire it for you. I decided to paint a sea turtle bank for baby C's room. Savi has a butterfly bank, so I thought this would be a good addition to his room. I like the way it turned out. Now I just need lots of money to fill it!

Before they fired it in the kiln...

After:)

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Round of Applause!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby C is clapping like a champ. I love it. What impresses me the most is that I can just say the word clap and he knows what to do. He can wave too:) Love my sweet smart happy boy:)


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Road Trip

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Right after the fourth, we piled in the car the next morning for our family vacation. Last year we went to a resort outside of Austin and loved it. We decided to go back. It's only about 4 hours away, which is doable with 2 little ones. Anything else is just to long. The resort is just so family friendly and beautiful. We got there late afternoon and went straight to the pool.










The resort has beautiful landscaped gardens. We like to take a family walk after dinner. Savi was big enough to walk it and we pushed Baby C. They have an activities lawn with a giant bean bag toss, life size checkers, and lots of balls/frisbees for use.












They have parrots all over the property. So pretty:)



Bean bag toss with daddy!




The next morning we got up and ate and then headed straight for the beach area. Savannah loved this. Baby C went back pretty quick for a nap. So I stayed with Savi. She and I spent the whole morning together just playing at the beach and then I took her to the pool. It was great mommy/daughter time.
Butterfly...duh:)




kick kick!








Special mommy/daughter time!














Everybody (including daddy) likes to dig in the sand!




Her special beach chair!









What is this???




Love these boys!




The rest of the vacation pretty much consisted of beach, pool, eat, sleep, and do it all again. We have a small kitchen in our room so we brought alot of our own food. Just easier with the baby that way then trying to go out. The resort has tons of stuff going on that there isn't really a need to go anywhere. Everything from s'mores, painting rubber duckies pool side, and other fun arts and crafts. Like I said, super family oriented and fun! We will be back for sure:)






Family photo:)


Playing in the water!

Practicing some of her swim lesson skills! Wall climbing:)


They are my world:)




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Boom!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

We spent the fourth out at Charlie's parent's property. They have land and lots of room to spread out. We just hung out for the day and did things like.....

visit the cows
dig in the dirt
run through the sprinklers

swing on the front porch

and just generally be cute:)

Baby C didn't get to stay up for fireworks, but Savannah did. She was pretty excited and enjoyed it a lot! She kept telling me to take pictures! At one point she puts her hands on her face and gasp...."oh wow, it's magical!" such a doll:)


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Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! We are off to Charlie's parents property to spend the day grilling and watching fireworks!

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